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Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-22-2013, 01:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 725
Posted By sunshadow
My daughter is 5 and this was so confusing to...

My daughter is 5 and this was so confusing to me. I haven't glanced at the other threads, so sorry if this is a repeat of information there. The Scholastics book wizard and Lexile Find a book are...
Forum: Pets   11-16-2012, 09:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 289
Posted By sunshadow
We just got a new kitten, so I'm looking for...

We just got a new kitten, so I'm looking for information myself. I had lots of cats growing up and we never gave them the amount of vaccinations that vet clinics insist on. My mother was a nurse and...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-05-2012, 10:36 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,704
Posted By sunshadow
I'd just take them off when she got into the car...

I'd just take them off when she got into the car and put them back on when it's time to get out. My daughter always takes her shoes off, so my son wants to too. They usually just drop to the ground...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-27-2012, 10:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,493
Posted By sunshadow
Thanks for the replies. Bringing up the idea of...

Thanks for the replies. Bringing up the idea of learning about what they can control and cannot really makes sense to me as well as the fact that she doesn't really understand about forces in...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-26-2012, 10:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,493
Posted By sunshadow
I haven't spent much time on mothering.com...

I haven't spent much time on mothering.com lately, but when I have something that's really bothering me I always find good information here.  I am hoping someone can help guide me in helping my 5...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-24-2012, 10:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 527
Posted By sunshadow
I do the 5 day LAL program, and I haven't seen...

I do the 5 day LAL program, and I haven't seen the 3 day, but I think it does say what the differences are on their web site. I believe the one of the differences is that there are book...
Forum: Television   12-08-2010, 02:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,572
Posted By sunshadow
I haven't seen this show, but when my daughter...

I haven't seen this show, but when my daughter was really young, I want to say  less than 14 months old, she cried for me when I went to pay at the grocery store.  I turned to calm her and the clerk...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   12-07-2010, 01:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,847
Posted By sunshadow
I picked up a book and it had a method to try...

I picked up a book and it had a method to try that normally I would dismiss, but I was desperate.  It was a rewards type system, though it didn't call it that, coupled with lots of positive words...
Forum: Parenting   12-03-2010, 10:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,809
Posted By sunshadow
I actually just declared that I wasn't going to...

I actually just declared that I wasn't going to take my daughter,3.5,  to any more Toy stores or let her look at catalogs.  We just started getting catalogs and never had before and my daughter is...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   12-01-2010, 03:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,847
Posted By sunshadow
Sollysmom, I'm in the same boat and posting here...

Sollysmom, I'm in the same boat and posting here instead of starting a new thread!  I guess this is common.  About an hour ago my 3.5 yo daughter was in her room playing with her horses and my 10...
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-06-2010, 10:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,010
Posted By sunshadow
My daughter had very low iron (7.5) when she was...

My daughter had very low iron (7.5) when she was tested for the first time. She was a bit older though, 11 months. This was over two years ago, so I can't remember the exact dosage, but we use...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-03-2010, 07:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 866
Posted By sunshadow
My daughter is the same way. The last trip to...

My daughter is the same way. The last trip to the library I vowed never again, and that was with only picking up my holds and trying to check out. She was screaming because she couldn't type in my...
Forum: Women's Health   08-09-2010, 01:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,262
Posted By sunshadow
First of all I would go in and have your thyroid...

First of all I would go in and have your thyroid levels checked. It's quick and easy and then you know what is going on. I am 6 months postpartum with my son and I've had my levels checked every 6...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   08-06-2010, 05:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 575
Posted By sunshadow
I also recommend the book. It really does help....

I also recommend the book. It really does help. I get 99% of our books at the library and I bought that one. The first copy I actually got from a parenting resource center, so that's another option...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   08-06-2010, 05:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 351
Posted By sunshadow
Hello, I am hoping to find someone that might...

Hello, I am hoping to find someone that might have some helpful tips. My daughter is 3 years old and highly sensitive. It's come to the realization that the preschool she is attending doesn't really...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-10-2010, 02:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 482
Posted By sunshadow
Just chiming in to say we have the same issue....

Just chiming in to say we have the same issue. Daughter is 3 and son is 5 months. She just wants to sit on him and touch him and pull on him, and recently try to pick him up and roll him around. All...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-10-2010, 02:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 595
Posted By sunshadow
My daughter is 3 and she wakes up grumpy most...

My daughter is 3 and she wakes up grumpy most days too. I do think she isn't getting enough sleep, but that doesn't mean anything really since there is no getting her to sleep more. I've found if I,...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-26-2010, 01:45 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 11,285
Posted By sunshadow
Quote: Originally Posted by Happiestever...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Happiestever http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15560650)

And I am back at school, but can't...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-24-2010, 11:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 566
Posted By sunshadow
Oh, my 3 year old is exactly the same without...

Oh, my 3 year old is exactly the same without enough sleep. On those days I just tell her what I want and if she doesn't do it/throws a fit I take a deep breath and tell her what I am feeling since...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-24-2010, 11:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,906
Posted By sunshadow
With my two kids it was simply that one was...

With my two kids it was simply that one was attached to my breast and the other only nurses when he is actually hungry and would rather be doing something else at other times. At four months old...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-19-2010, 01:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 606
Posted By sunshadow
My daughter does the same behaviors. I swear she...

My daughter does the same behaviors. I swear she did the same thing today during quiet time. Acts like she doesn't hear me and then when I leave wants me to do what she said no to or ignored. I do...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-19-2010, 01:41 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 14,645
Posted By sunshadow
If I've prepared something and my daughter...

If I've prepared something and my daughter doesn't want it I tell her that I went to the effort to make it and I would like it if she would just try it. Usually she will. Either way I will get her...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-16-2010, 06:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,254
Posted By sunshadow
Quote: Originally Posted by sapphire_chan...

Quote:
Originally Posted by sapphire_chan http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15526375)
Frankly, anything "more" would just be...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-16-2010, 06:06 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,202
Posted By sunshadow
Quote: Originally Posted by pearl2...

Quote:
Originally Posted by pearl2 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15515734)
I got one small piece of advice to offer:
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Forum: Life With a Baby   06-13-2010, 02:02 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,202
Posted By sunshadow
I hung some toy bells that came from my sons...

I hung some toy bells that came from my sons play mat and since then he has barely cried in the car. It seems like the ringing relaxes him because he just falls asleep. Both kids did better after...
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